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Trend Report On Color

Dude, Where's The Nude?

Last Fall we were being hit over the head with trend reports and runway galleries of nude: the 'pop' color for Spring 08. But did it ever manifest? Sure, we've seen the florals (the runner up to nudes as far as Spring 08 trends go) and the pleated trousers. We've seen the newest incarnations of gladiator sandals, the patent thick-strap heels we were expecting all along. Basically, the only trend that hasn't delivered is the nude, the one we were most excited about! We've two theories about the disappearance of this 'supposed' big-time trend. First, it's the nature of nude to blend in. Stark, natural tones like these tend to disappear once you put on those bright red sandals and that pair of electric blue sunglasses. Nudes, all along, were editorialized with pops of color and perhaps this trend has hit the streets and we just don't notice it, because, in the end, life isn't like it is in the magazines. The other possibility, the one we're most sure of, is that people aren't wearing enough nude. If you're wearing one garment that touches on the trend, well, you're just wearing a color. To really establish itself, there need be a few daring fashionistas willing to do the Claire Huxtable and dress in nude from head to toe. We're going to do it, and if you're with us, a spread of possibilities is below.

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